My video Hugging Angela Davis and the Poster Sie hebt die Hand, sie wendet den Kopf are currently on show in the programme “On Gestures of Search and Resistance” curated by Diane Hillebrand and Jandra Böttger for the Schau_Raum at Museum für Neue Kunst Freiburg.
An Artist Talk with the Informal Collective on Western Sahara and Elske Rosenfeld
will take place July 15th, 6 pm, online (in English)
From the curatorial concept:
“A gesture is more than just a movement: it means something, it can be read, it can be utterly decisive. But a gesture can also be insufficient, too little, in that it is more a suggestion of an action. Gestures are part of communication without being complete actions or fixed symbols in themselves.
A gesture carries meaning without representing. It connects to what is perceived, it adopts its expression from what preceded it, borrows, varies it slightly, is still recognisable and yet already bound to a new body. The concept of gesture recalls the inherent situatedness and physical rootedness of communication. Indivisible from the body performing the gesture, it is thus an embodied reference. It circulates between people, embeds itself, takes on new forms and yet remains its old self. Communication is thus detached from its promise of clarity and representation and conceived as something searching, unfinished that solidifies through social interaction but remains mutable at all times. Gestures contest claims to universal comprehensibility with intimacy and familiarity. They counter uniform formal language with constant variation and concepts of borrowing and caring, adapting and changing, anticipating and subverting.”
Works by Loretta Fahrenholz & Madeline Hollander and the Informal Collective on Western Sahara are shown in two other blocks till Sept 2021.